Top 10 Moments of 2017: #3

December 29, 2017

As a countdown to New Year, the Seattle Storm is revisiting some of the most memorable moments of the 2017 campaign, starting with No. 10 on Dec. 22, all the way to the top moment of the season on Dec. 31.

 

MOMENT #3

Breanna Stewart becomes the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds, doing it in just 55 games.

 

WHY IT WAS SPECIAL

  • It’s hard to believe Stewart capped just her second WNBA season, as she’s already demolished league records dating back to 2000. In 55 games, Stewart became the fastest player to collect 1,000 points and 500 boards, besting Natalie Williams’ tally of 56 games spanning the 1999-2000 seasons with the Utah Starzz. Stewart accomplished the feat on July 28 vs. Dallas in a 109-93 win over the Wings.

 

  • In the game prior at Los Angeles on July 25, Stewart scored her 1,000th-career point at the 7:08 mark of the first quarter. She became the third Storm player (Jewell LoydAlysha Clark) to achieve that feat in 2017.

 

  • Stewart tied WNBA great Tamika Catchings for the fourth fastest in league history to score 1,000 points, doing it in just 54 games (Cynthia Cooper, 45 games; Seimone Augustus, 46 games; Elena Delle Donne, 52 games; Tamika Catchings, 54 games).

 

  • Stewart also set the Storm single-season record for 20-point games with 21, besting Lauren Jackson’s mark of 20 during the 2003 season. She broke the record in an 85-80 win over Chicago on Sept. 3, registering 29 points on 9-for-17 shooting.

 

TOP 10 TRACKER:

#10: Storm ties WNBA record and sets franchise record for assists (34), sets franchise record for field goals (41) at Chicago.

#9: Seattle defeats Los Angeles, the 2016 WNBA Champions, on July 8 by an 81-69 margin at KeyArena.

#8: Seattle breaks single-game field goal percentage record (61.5 percent) vs. Dallas on July 28.

#7: Jewell Loyd joins the 1,000-point club on May 21 vs. Washington, capping her third-straight game with 20 or more points to open 2017.

#6: Crystal Langhorne goes 9-for-9 vs. Atlanta on July 15, setting a franchise record for most makes without a miss; later scores her 4,000th-career point at Connecticut on Aug. 8.

#5: Sami Whitcomb scores 22 points in the second half vs. New York on May 26, directing the Storm to an 87-81 win and tying a WNBA record for three’s in a half with six.

#4: Seattle upsets top-ranked Minnesota, the soon-to-be WNBA champions, on Aug. 16 by a 62-61 count at KeyArena.

#3: Breanna Stewart becomes the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds, doing it in just 55 games.

#2: Dec. 30

#1: Dec. 31

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